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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,856 People

    You pass me on the street

    and out eyes briefly meet. You hold the door open for me as I enter behind you. I say thanks, but you have no idea that my mind is blank. In the elevator you crack a joke, I flash a smile, you have no idea that my heart is in denial. You ask me how my day was and I say fine...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Today is a day where I'm depressed.

    It hasn't been this bad in a while :(
    trovatobravo trovatobravo 18-21, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I am tired of getting ridiculed

    for my emotions.....yes I've been VERY emotional lately ik.....I don't like it either but I also don't need you throwing it back into my face and making me feel even worse.....
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've lost interest in everything.

    I literally do nothing but sit in my room and stare at walls. I don't want to do anything but yet my mom thinks it's okay to make me get up and do stupid stuff that she could do herself. I swear she loves to see me cry. like just leave me alone
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm self harming and afraid to tell family

    or friends....what do I do PRIVATE MESSAGES ONLY PLEASE!
    haircutluv haircutluv 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    If I tell you that I'm depressed

    and you say some stupid sh*t like "just try to be happy" or "try changing your lifestyle around " or ask me "why are you depressed?" I'm punching you in your throat. If it was that simple I wouldn't be like this.
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    There's this girl at school

    and she goes around telling everyone she's depressed, and she had cuts on her arms, but they were from a shaver!!! It just irritates me when people pretend to be depressed just to get attention from other people. :/
    twalie12 twalie12 13-15, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I've just been at the beach with two friends

    and to of their friends. I noticed I was a bit intimidated by the two new guys. Because they'd appeared to have so fulfilling lives, not perfect or anything. But at least they are living a life, doing mostly what they love. Having a job, travelling the world and having...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am afraid I will end up alone

    and living with my parents all my life. Am 43 years old. I have no friends to hang out. I don't know where to meet people. I don't go anywhere. Because I am afraid I will drink again. Being sober for 2 and a half years.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    hide it from you, And I hide it from them.

    I act with a clue, I act like a gem. I have it so deep, Locked away deep inside. It seeps and it creeps, But it's so hard to hide. It roots itself down, It sticks to your core. It is all around, Making life like a chore. It consumes and destroys, Until nothing's left. It...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    depressedgirl24 depressedgirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I think i deserve to hurt like this

    if i am honest you see i am miserable because my ex boyfriend broke up with me over a year ago in March not that i blame him really he deserves so much better and so does the guy who wants to marry me yes that's right i was asked by my new boyfriend to marry him and I said yes...
    SophieAlvaKasaei SophieAlvaKasaei 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    lanaKenny lanaKenny 22-25, F 9 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Weekend... Please just move on faster.

    . I need to go back to work.. I need to keep myself busy and tired.. That's how I battle my current state of depression..
    logen88 logen88 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Depression is feeling like you don’t want to

    feel anything anymore. Depression is when you know you shouldn’t feel things that they all judge and deplore. Depression is having tears come out of your eyes more than number of times you thought about what it used to be like when you were at the least okay. Depression is...
    IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I give up!!! I don't care anymore.

    ..this world is so cold and cruel!!!!
    haircutluv haircutluv 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I can feel that I am releasing my pain every

    day. Focusing on transforming my pain into light and growth by raising my awareness. Still feels very sick in my body and have an overactive nervous system. I feel that if I lower my body's self defence all my toxic cells will show. I'm trying a healer for the first time next...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 11 hrs ago

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    "shadows are falling,

    all over town. another night and these blues got me down. oh misery, I sure could use some company" -Pink "Misery"
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    It's so tiring surviving this war day

    after day. I'm done with it all.
    jazakar01 jazakar01 16-17, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    niki2015 niki2015 26-30, F 31 mins ago

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    can someone tell me why it bothers me

    so much that when I told my friend I have been cutting myself for years decides to start cutting too.
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I have no idea how I've been feeling these last

    few weeks honestly. I've gotten so used to being by myself, (That includes not texting or calling people for weeks) that I kinda forgot how to interact with people and the world outside, and that really scares me! When I spend so much time by myself, I tend to get wrapped in my...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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